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Meaning of SELFISHNESS

Pronunciation:  'selfishnes

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  stinginess resulting from a concern for your own welfare and a disregard of others
 

SELFISHNESS is a 11 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Antonyms: unselfishness
 
 See Also: expedience, greediness, opportunism, self-interest, self-seeking, stinginess

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Self"ish*ness\, n.
The quality or state of being selfish; exclusive regard to
one's own interest or happiness; that supreme self-love or
self-preference which leads a person to direct his purposes
to the advancement of his own interest, power, or happiness,
without regarding those of others.

      Selfishness,- a vice utterly at variance with the
      happiness of him who harbors it, and, as such,
      condemned by self-love.                  --Sir J.
                                               Mackintosh.

Syn: See {Self-love}.

 

 

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